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January 15th, 2020 A single sentence during a TV talk show catapulted Italian virologist Roberto Burioni to instant media celebrity status and made him the scourge of anti-vaxxers and other pseudoscience. In May 2016, Roberto Burioni, a virologist at Vita-Salute...

January 15th, 2020 Africa’s premier research fellowship has been awarded to Professor Val Mizrahi, director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The award recognises Mizrahi as a pre-eminent scholar who...

January 8th, 2020 When for the first time an astronaut in space had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the US space agency called in an outside specialist to establish a method of treatment for DVT in zero gravity. Blood clot expert Dr Stephan Moll, professor of...

December 11th, 2019 A medical student who achieved distinctions in every theory exam over six years was awarded Stellenbosch University’s top student honour.  Jennifer Kate van Heerden, the recipient of this year's coveted Chancellor's Medal, passed every...

November 27th, 2019 Lieutenant-General Zola Dabula has been appointed as the new surgeon-general of the SA Military Health Service, reports eNCA. Dabula has three decades of experience in military health and served as a physician to former president Nelson...

October 9th, 2019 Eight innovators from seven African countries have been announced as the inaugural awardees of the Grand Challenges (GC) Africa drug discovery scheme, each receiving up to $100,000 for a period of two years to expand their institutions’ drug...

August 21st, 2019 Ugandan Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima is the new executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement. Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima was on 14 August...

August 21st, 2019 South African hand surgeon Professor Ulrich Mennen was honoured with the prestigious Pioneer of Hand Surgery award at the 14th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) held in Berlin,...

July 31st, 2019 The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has presented a Titanium Award to Dr Brian Ruff for his outstanding contribution to healthcare. The award recognises and honours professionals and organisations that are driving positive change in South...

July 17th, 2019 South African Aids researcher and scientist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been inducted as a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society, reports The Times. The London-based Royal Society was established in 1660 by royal charter and has...

July 10th, 2019 It's not often that patients have the luxury of paying what they can afford when they visit a doctor. But, says a News24 report, one Bloemfontein doctor, who just opened his doors a few weeks ago, is hoping to change people's lives whether they...

July 3rd, 2019 It’s more than 50 years since Neville Isdell graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT), but he’s remained forever grateful. And now, reports The Times, UCT has announced that the 76-year-old former chair and CEO of Coca-Cola had made...
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